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I've enjoyed the recipes on Food.com for many years but I signed up just now just to review this recipe! Freakin' unbelievable! I was afraid to overdo the butter but since it is added slowly, I just checked it after the third stick was incorporated. I added 1/2 teaspoon of clear vanilla and skipped the last butter. (so only used 3/4lb) It was heavenly tasting and such a JOY to spread. This will be going on my brother's wedding cake!

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nycbeachmama December 12, 2012

I decided to make this frosting for Easter because I have been wanting to move away from the cloyingly sweet confectioners sugar recipes and I got rave reviews! Best frosting I have made! I did end up adding a little bit of confectioners sugar at the end because I also found it very buttery and not quite sweet enough. The cupcakes that I frosted and refrigerated were still delicious the next day after letting them sit out a little to let the frosting soften up. However, the leftover frosting that I had packed up and refrigerated tasted really bad and the texture changed by the second day when I wanted to use it again -as this was my first attempt at buttercream I am not sure why this happend but had to throw it out :( If anyone has suggestions on what to do about that please let me know!

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Lmmo April 02, 2013

This was my first time making Italian Buttercream. I did not love the taste, until after I turned it chocolatey by adding in some cocoa powder. Then it was really yummy. As written, it was very, very buttery tasting, for me it was a bit much. That's why I added cocoa. The texture is AMAZING. Silky smooth, I can't wait to experiment more with Italian Buttercream, but I definitely need to maybe add more sweetness? Not sure I can ever get past that super buttery taste.

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mrskristah January 06, 2012

This is an excellent recipe. I have made it many times.

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awpacky September 12, 2011

This turned out very well. Light and fluffy and slightly sweet. I thought it could stand to be a bit sweeter, but overall very good.

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hollums02 January 27, 2011

OMG! This tastes fantastic! And it was very easy to make- can't wait for DH to try- he will love it.

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vclee721 February 20, 2010

This recipe turns out every time! I love it....It's not to sweet like most icings and is super creamy....My family loves it. :)

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kwill8 December 04, 2009

This Italian Butter cream is perfect everytime. You just be sure that the butter and egg whites have the same temperature. If not just take the time to mix a bit more.

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evagileldh April 30, 2008

I made a half recipe and added 1 tsp vanilla for flavoring. It's the first time I've ever tried making "real" buttercream (as opposed to butter creamed into powdered sugar) and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. I'll definitely keep using this recipe.

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SaraStar April 13, 2007
Italian Buttercream